Separated at birth

Charles Martin, head of Macfarlanes’ international practice group, is of course a transactional lawyer extraordinaire. In his exalted position he takes responsibility for coordinating the firm’s relationships with foreign law firms and many of its major private equity and corporate clients. So his uncanny resemblance to Dr Strangelove’s General Buck Turgidson – the warmongering soldier forced to deal with an insane general who sends his bombers to destroy the enemy – must be enormously worrying for his fellow partners. A power-crazed madman at the helm, willing to destroy his rivals whatever the cost… Actually, maybe they’re not so worried after all.